Table of Contents
- Descriptive Summary
- Access Information
- Use Information
- Acquisition Information
- Processing Information
- Preferred Form of Citation
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Arrangement of the Papers
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- Coffin, Maude K.Lynd, Fairy Coffin
- Maude K. Coffin and Fairy Coffin Lynd Papers
- Inclusive Dates
- MC 915
- 0.5 Linear Feet (2 Boxes)
- Materials are in English.
- Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries
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Papers and photographs of Maude Kendrick Coffin (1888-1988) of Fayetteville (Washington County), Arkansas, and her daughter, Fairy Coffin Lynd (1922-1986) of Stillwater, Oklahoma, were donated by Dr. J.Q. Lynd of Stillwater on October 12, 1988.
Processed by Susan Lynn Parks, January, 1989. Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Preferred Form of Citation
Maude K. Coffin and Fairy Coffin Lynd Papers (MC 915), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.
See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.
Maude Kendrick Coffin was born in Virginia on April 19, 1888, the youngest of James and Josephine Barker Kendrick's six children. Her father and older brother left for Arkansas in 1892, and the rest of the family moved west and settled in St. Paul (Madison County) in 1900. The Kendricks built and ran a mill and lumber company where Maude Kendrick and the rest of the family worked and lived.
In 1920, she married a World War I veteran, Harry Coffin of St. Paul. During their marriage, they operated a bakery near the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) campus and later in Lincoln (Washington County). They had four children, Fern, Fairy, Wayne (Buddy) and Josephine (Babe). In the late 1920s they moved to Fayetteville and bought a house on School Street. Maude Coffin lived the rest of her life at this location.
Fairy Coffin married J.Q. Lynd in 1943. Lynd later earned his Ph.D and became a soil scientist, with Fairy assisting in his research. During the next thirty years the Lynds worked on research regarding antibiotics in soil microorganisms, and cancer research. Fairy became a highly recognized scientist, and presented her research findings to scientific conferences in the United States and Europe.
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains a manuscript and rough drafts of Maude Coffin's memoirs "Pioneer Days," genealogical information, family papers, photographs, and clippings. Material concerning Fairy Coffin Lynd includes biographical information on her work as a soil scientist. Of special note are late nineteenth and early twentieth century photographs and photographic post cards of St. Paul and Fayetteville.
Arrangement of the Papers
Material is arranged and described in two series:
- Papers and clippings (Box 1)
- Photographs (Boxes 1-2)
Detailed Description of the Collection
The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection
series 1: Papers and Clippings,
Box 1 (10 Folders)
This series contains correspondence, family papers, Maude Coffin's memoirs, genealogical information, and clippings regarding herself and Fairy Coffin Lynd.
|series I||Box 1||Folder 1||
Correspondence, Feb 1902, Jan 25, 1907
|series I||Box 1||Folder 2||
Certificates and receipts, 1904-1920
|series I||Box 1||Folder 3||
"Pioneer Days," a family history by Coffin., n.d.
|series I||Box 1||Folder 4||
"Pioneer Days," handwritten manuscript., n.d.
|series I||Box 1||Folder 5||
"Pioneer Days," rough and typed drafts included in "Pioneer Days.", n.d.
|series I||Box 1||Folder 6||
Handwritten reminiscences by Coffin to a great-grand- daughter's husband, Sid Ward, and their son Erik, Feb 1978, Apr 1978
|series I||Box 1||Folder 7||
Handwritten reminiscences by Coffin, "Thoughts of the Past.", n.d.
|series I||Box 1||Folder 8||
Biographical information and photograph of Fairy C. Lynd, 1986; radio script from the Paul Harvey News on Lynd's life, 1986-1987
|series I||Box 1||Folder 9||
Genealogical information and charts concerning the Kendrick and Coffin families., n.d.
|series I||Box 1||Folder 10||
series 2: Photographs,
Box 1 (2 Folders)-Box 2
The majority of the photographs and photographic post cards are of Maude Kendrick and her friends and family in St. Paul during the late 1800s and early twentieth century. Others include photographs of Coffin in her 90s with daughter Fairy C. Lynd, and the Coffin house on School Street in Fayetteville. Several post cards have correspondence on verso.
|series II||Box 1||Folder 11||
Images 1-5, ca 1860-ca 1890
|series II||Box 1||Folder 12||
Images 6-10, ca 1895
|series II||Box 2||Folder 1||
Images 11-19, 1898-1903
|series II||Box 2||Folder 2||
Images 20-24, 1903-1906
|series II||Box 2||Folder 3||
Images 25-33, 1909-ca 1910
|series II||Box 2||Folder 4||
Images 34-44, 1913-ca 1915
|series II||Box 2||Folder 5||
Images 45-55, ca 1915-1918
|series II||Box 2||Folder 6||
Images 56-63, ca 1918
|series II||Box 2||Folder 7||
Images 64-71, ca 1918-1926
|series II||Box 2||Folder 8||
Images 72-80, 1927-ca 1970
|series II||Box 2||Folder 9||
Images 81-91, ca 1980-1986
END OF COLLECTION